Community Brain Injury Services
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond has partnered with Community Brain Injury Services since 2014 to provide visual arts programming to survivors of brain injury through a program called the Sharon Siegel Visual Arts Program.
After the initial medical rehabilitation phase of recovery ends, there’s still much that needs to be done to help survivors of brain injury reintegrate into their communities. Community Brain Injury Services provides community-based services that help survivors claim ownership over their rehabilitation and actively pursue long-term goals.
The Sharon Siegel Visual Arts Program uses ceramics, mosaics, collage, abstract painting and other forms of creative self-expression to help participants improve their dexterity and mobility as well as to provide a space to learn new skills and improve self-confidence. Participants attend hands-on gallery tours and six-week studio courses at VisArts. Attending art classes offers the added benefit of helping survivors build community and adapt to new social situations.